Birthdays-in-Blue for Five-Count ‘Em-Five RECORDMEN—Emile Berliner, inventor of the flat disc(records as we know ‘em): RALPHPEER, pioneering AR Man who discovered both Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family in the ‘Big Bang’, of Country Music, MILTGABLER, founder of Commodore Records-one of the first independent labels-and later producer of both Louis Jordan, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Bill Haley and many others for DECCA; Henry Glover of KING and CHESS infamy; and BUMPSBLACKWELL of Specialty Records.
We celebrate their legacy with a number of tunes from the recent BEARFAMILY release ONEMORERECORD. Other Birthdays-in-Blue include Unsung Motown Hero SHORTYLONG, FATSWALLER, ARTIESHAW and Our Own BOBDYLAN who turns 67 on Saturday. And, of course, it’s NATIONALBICYCLEWEEK. Look out for RUSTY J……
Sometimes we think that you Residents probably just want to hear some Aretha Franklin, or another artist that’s more familiar. Still we forge ahead in obscurity. Today, we celebrate newly reissued material by CL Blast (who?) from his early 80’s period. New discoveries remind us that life is good!
There were 3(THREE) interviews on this show so the play list may not be complete or in time order. I interviewed: 1) Joan Cartwright from Florida; 2) Sweet Mama J Dan Lansing of the Twin Cities Rockabilly Association re: the late Chris Gaffne’s Fundraiser on May 18th; and #) Blues Harmonica Man RJ Mischo.
Birthdays in Blue for a pair of Motown legends: Stevie WonderMary Wells. Other Birthdays in Blue include Our Hero-Big Joe Turner; the Vice President of the Tenor Saxophone-Paul Quinichette; Maxine Sullivan of LOCHLOMOND fame; a pair of New Orleans clarinet immortals-Sidney BechetEdmond Hall; Belated Birthdays in Blue for Fred AstaireIrving Berlin and a Fond Farewell to a founding member of true Nashville Royalty—The Once and Future Tennessee Plowboy—Eddy Arnold